The Bank of Canada supplies Canadians with bank notes that they can use with confidence and pride, by issuing quality notes that are readily accepted and secure.
The next bank NOTE-able Canadian
Our call for nominations has ended, and an independent Advisory Council has developed a short list of candidates for the next $5 bank note. Learn how the selection process unfolded—and what’s next.
Law Enforcement Award of Excellence for Counterfeit Deterrence
This award recognizes the efforts of individuals in the fields of counterfeit enforcement, crime prevention, and education.
About legal tender
Find out what “legal tender” means, why legal tender status changes, and how to redeem older bank notes.
Backgrounders and explainers
Get quick access to background materials, explainers and The Economy, Plain and Simple articles about bank notes.
Indigenous Advisory Circle
Learn about the mandate and individual members of the Indigenous Advisory Circle.
Tools and services
Bank Note Redemption Service
Redeem bank notes that are mutilated or contaminated, or that will no longer be legal tender.
Learn why it’s important to check your notes, and how to deal with suspicious money.
Training and education
Download or order resources for specific users, such as retailers and law enforcement.